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that -- uncertainty that fuels doubts, stops people from making decision. >> bud washington's top leader, house speaker john boehner, says there has been little progress. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats show no signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the incomes tax rate for the rich. >> we democrats realize there have to about two sides to the bargain, but in 2011 we put both revenues and cuts on the table. >> but one republican senator revealed this week that tax increases might help solve america's debt crisis. so far the g.o.p. has stood imeps raising taxes. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93%, because if you want to do what he wants on tax rates, you affect% of the deficit. we have spent ourselves into a hole and we're not going to raise taxes and borrow money and get out of it. so, will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. ago am -- >> ama: the federal government is planning for the poss
that fiscal cliff, california has an awful lot to loose. more than other states, in fact. >> washington is sounding like sacramento these days waiting until the last minute to reach a deal, a trigger cuts if one isn't reached. as washington waits to come up with a deficit reduction, it's becoming clear california has a lot at stake if the fiscal cliff isn't averted. the state could lose $4.5 billion in federal funds. the legislative analyst office estimates the budget may shrink by $11 billion over two years. >> people think the economy would be drawn into recession. just like any recession that would affect state economy, revenues and result in billions of less tax revenue for the state.@sh >> southern california could be hit hard. a loss of 135,000 jobs last year. another recession is the last thing they want. they're urnling leaders to come to an agreement. >> if it continues to slow as much as it is now, it's fine, if at all. >> because voter as prove td prop 30,i sales tax will go up one quarter of a percent. high wage earners will are to pay more. if the bush tax cuts are loued t
at lake washington boulevard around 1:40. co-workers say the driver had been been working overnight. his name has not yet been released. >> getting around by car proved to be challenging. lights knocked out an hour today in the middle of the morning commute. metering lights were not operating creating more chaos than normal. lights started crawling up the span from the west end and within minutes, the span relit. lights n on the richmond bridge out for a short time today. >> erie with no lights. hundreds of homes and businesses on the peninsula still in the dark because of power outages there today we found a football field. abc 7 news joins us live from menlo park. this is one of two sandbag stations. a popular destination for many today. were no major problems on the peninsula or south bay except for power outages. some minor football fields was the worst. take a look. in atherton, workers were busy trying to drain the water from the football field. water level stood above the new turf field. one main pump had broken during the night. in san bruno, hundreds of residents lost their powe
.t. >> cowboys need to win next week every the red cowboys, washington facing the eagles, rg3 rhode. redskins i can clinch with wayne over dallas next week. >> the nfc has three spots open with six teams vying for the final three spots next weekend, and the niners kick off right about now. >> ama: the rain is on the move. here's a live look at doppler 7 hd. you can see a wide range of you can see a wide range of showers tipping at this hour. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> ama: this just in. the men low park fire protection district is warning a creek is overflowing on roadways in east palo alto. the water is likely to cover polk street
measures in place like limited access. flif sacramento, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a new abc news washington post poll shows support for stricter gun control at a five-year high. 54% want stricter laws. 59% support a ban on ammunition clips and 52% want a ban on semi automatic handgun autos classes resumed in two south bay schools shut down because of a bomb threat directed as a teacher. classes resumed atmonta vista high school. kept them closed on fridayhmzxñ, and they had a call to reopen following the arrest of the 16-year-old suspect. parents face difficult time explaining thing owes to their kids. >> this is a very delicate. have you to explain it to kids. they cannot understand the details that, you know? in their minds. so in a way that safety is necessary. they have been doing good work. >> police say the 16-year-old confessed to claiming a bomb was blais plaised on campus. no device was found. the teenager faces felony charges in juvenile court. >> now, abc 7 news will continue to cover the shooting traj dmi newtown as it unfolds. at 5:30 on world news a closer look at the two adu
to return to bash wash -- bash bash. -- washington he's going to work on a deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. there are five days remaining before hikes are scheduled to take affect. senate due back in session tomorrow nork indication of new proposals on the table. no word of negotiations sessions being scheduled, either. >> still ahead here at 5:00 a controversial battle that shut down a popular recycling center comes to an end. looming deadline for a 30-year-old institution. >> and a bed bug outbreak in the east bay. unique boot camp officials hope will use to squash a growing problem. >> a warning about hidden fees on gift cards that may whittle away the value. did you get one? want to see that report. the news continues in one minute. >>> a san francisco recycling center is scheduled to be closed this weekend. the neighborhood counsel's recycling center has been fighting falls for city hall to be shut down since 1996. the city says this operation has been attracting the homeless. saying they're hoping to turn it into a community garden. the center says collection day will be
in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. vigils springing up over the country in washington, d.c. in front of the white house a group called for stronger gun firearms. this became a candle light vigil. more people joined the group z here is a picture of a vigil in san4/+dñ jose. the mother of 6-year-old diaviano cavato showed this noteo, lighting a candle for children. the sign reads san jose loves shes, connecticut. we're getting word of a vigil to be held in oakland tonight. at broadway and 14th street from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for victims of gun violence. >> it seems to happen often these days. just this year, one of the deadliest shootings in california history happen ntd bay area. seven people killed in oikos university. the gunman is undergoing evaluation. in february, three students killed and two wounded as students waited for buses to other schools. the deadliest school shooting happened in 2007 in virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 people, then shot and killed himself in 1999 in columbine high school two, students killed 12 classmates and a teacher before themselves in
what it's going to koflt you if washington lawmakers take us over that fiscal cliff. >> frightening outlook for computer crime. the tablet could be among targets. >> if you ever earned money from a pay day lender you may be able to collect your share of a settlement. >> you have to known preparations underway for a famous new year's eve ball drop. >> yes. workers installed 300 new panels. >> and images of doves have been chiseled into the panels. >> you can watch it here on abc 7. hope you can tune in. >> that >>> this is "world news." tonight, round two. after a monster winter storm proves deadly, bringing blinding snow and near hurricane winds, this evening, another major storm now on the move. the latest track tonight, where this one-two punch is headed. >>> countdown. just five days until everyone's taxes go up. tonight, our chief white house correspondent jon karl with the behind the scenes wrangling. will he go over the cliff? and we do the math here. how much will your taxes go up? >>> arm and ready. hundreds of teachers signing you for a brand new lesson plan. how to fire a
americans. tonight, what you're telling washington. >>> not again, a giant storm on the move tonight, tracking where and when it will hit. >>> scare at sea, the cruise ship nightmare unfolding, the captain who warned the passengers ahead of time, but it didn't work. >>> and at last. ♪ at last >> the american greats we lost this year. ♪ moon river >> the lasting gifts and the laughs they leave behind. >> everything you do, do it cool. stan
afternoon in front of the washington square safeway. they determined he had been drinking and driving with his children in the car. he was arrested for dew dui and child endangerment. >> today is the last sunday to park at meters for free. in one week you'll have to pay. in an appeal to religious leaders the city has set up premade options for many meters. >> democrats and republicans are wrangling over last--minute legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. there's no sign of a deal so far. here's the latest. reporter: as senators convened in a rare sunday session, they heard this prayer from the senate chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation, and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's midnight hour when tax hikes and budget cuts swoop ground the fiscal cliff. the two senate leaders, harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on a stop-gap bill. >> at some point it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. i hope we're not there, but we're getting real close. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done
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